Good Afternoon fellow, today I would like to express my thoughts on euthanasia. You might think to yourself, what is that? Well, that is what I thought, until I had watched a T.V documentary last year. Euthanasia in Ancient Greek means “good death”. Can you imagine the thought of throwing your life away in a blink of an eye? You would have to think to yourself what really drives people to go through with such a horrendous procedure. Euthanasia can be explained in two ways:
Active euthanasia, this happens when a person directly and deliberately causes the persons death. Assisted suicide, this is when the person who wants to die needs help to kill themselves. According to a survey conducted in two thousand and two, sixty three percent of the people who took the survey would want to die on their own without euthanasia and only thirty percent of the people who took the survey would want euthanasia. Oregon, Washington, Montana, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg are the only jurisdictions in the world where laws permit euthanasia or assisted suicide. Firstly, I totally oppose Euthanasia and should be illegal everywhere because it devalues life which has been given by God and should only be taken away by God. Another big issue is when health insurance companies try to contain their cost by suggesting and making people go through euthanasia even if they weren’t considering it. Physicians and other medical care people should not be involved in directly causing death or at least have the right to. There is a "slippery slope" effect that has occurred where euthanasia has been first been legalized for only the terminally ill and later laws are changed to allow it for other people or to be done non-voluntarily and if other countries start to legalize euthanasia they would have the same slippery slope. There’s also another problem as the word terminal is very controversial as there isn’t a defined meaning to how long. Charles Odom, a thirty four...
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